Please do NOT report artists for sharing links to where their art is available to purchase!
Just DO NOT be such a jerk!
If you want artists to keep sharing their work on mastodon, this whole "absolute no commercial posts at all" attitude has to stop. There is a huge difference between a big corporate ad campaign and an individual artist posting a link to their own art shop.
Edit/Update: Well, this blew up. I'm muting now, and won't see replies.
Positive Climate News of last week 🦜
Norms are changing 🙌🏻
🌟 Right to Repair law passed in EU
🪡 Clothes factory becomes repair centre
🏞️ Off-road driving no longer makes for cool advertising
🍖 Majority of Europeans are eating less meat
🐋 Blue whales return to the Seychelles
🐊 Borneo floodplains to be restored
New York suing Pepsi over plastic in water
All made possible by PEOPLE working to make a change - join or support today 🏻🏼
Watching a mutual ask for printer recs and receive a chorus of tired tech folk going "Just get a Brother, they're fine" and man
Like this is actually kinda fascinating honestly, Brother is now the best printer brand, the one that every Computer Person recommends, and is it because their printers are good? Their printers are fine, they print, whatever, no, it's because everybody else's printers have gotten Innovated out the wazoo, every innovation making them way worse, until it's gotten to the point where I wouldn't have one in the house even if it were free, and meanwhile Brother's have remained consistently Fine I Guess, which now makes them the best printer manufacturer simply by virtue of them opting out of the Who Can Get Crappiest Fastest race
Brother have gotten to where they are now, by NOT innovating
EDIT 2023-11-27 2130 UTC: I muted this thread a while back because wew lad this got too big. I won't see your reply but the lurkers (and commentors) of Hacker News might.
That is what we get to hear and under the deck they sip champagne and talk to each other how great life is and once the iceberg is too close for comfort we incite some fights among the pebble running the show and take the life boats to escape.
Good morning! Are you looking for your platform? Do you need a good bye hug to make your trip easier? Would you like to know where's a Vectron at the station?
Just ask the railway doggo! He'll be happy to help. 🥰 🧡
Have a great week! ✨
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Never feel bad for having principals, boundaries or having to walk away when needs are not being met (as long as they aren't excessive of course!). Never let others make you feel bad for this either. Stand by what you believe in. (Snowy pic 'cause its COLD!)
I used to not get the point of people sharing screenshots of AI search engines telling them nonsense. Of course it's telling you nonsense, I thought. It's an AI. That's what it does
But then it dawned on me that many people don't realize that AIs are computer programs that tell you nonsense and make it seem plausible. And the more people realize that, the better. So keep posting
Speaking of Mokie, next weekend is his first con east of the Mississippi w/ MFF! If you see him say hi :)
this post prompted me to check the UK’s energy mix:
Imports (mixed source): 5.5%
Energy storage: 0.9%
It’s a real shame we’re led by #Tories who couldn’t find a single bidder for latest round of offshore wind, but will open coal mines.
A jury ruled that Trump committed violent sexual assault.
A judge ruled he committed financial fraud.
Now another judge has found (what we all saw for ourselves) that he engaged in an insurrection.
How is it possible that he's still a candidate for president?
Fascinating word, along with hurkle & hurklin', which remind me of standard English huddle & hunched.
3. 'hurkle-durkle', (1) n. in phr. 'in hurkle-durkle', in indolence (Fif. 1825 Jam.); (2) v., to lie in bed or lounge about when one should be up and about (Ib.).
"Lang after peeping greke o' day,
In hurkle-durkle Habbie lay . . .
Gae tae ye'r wark, ye dernan murkle,
And ly nae there in hurkle-durkle."
Yes, I use strong #encryption.
Why, no, I don't have anything to #hide.
No, I don't have anything to hide there, either.
K, I apparently am late to the "sharks have been around for a ridiculously long time" thing. I mean, I know they're ancient, but I really did not have a clue just how ancient, relative to other "things that have been around forever".
The one that blew my mind is the age of sharks relative to the existence of the universe.
By our best understanding, the Big Bang happened about 13.8 billion years ago. Sharks have existed on Earth for about 450 million years. That means sharks have existed for approximately 3% of the entirety of the existence of the Universe.
Standard "some things that sharks are older than" list:
Whenever I explain my #research at Google into mobile text editing, I'm usually met with blank stares or a slightly hostile "Everyone can edit text on their phones, right? What's the problem?"
Text editing on mobile isn't ok. It's actually much worse than you think, an invisible problem no one appreciates. I wrote this post so you can understand why it's so important.
I wonder if we're doing #politics wrong? In almost all countries.
Can be difficult not to under estimate the help one has received in life, & to over estimate self reliance & personal input
Isn't that the root of much selfish behaviour, thinking, voting, politics:
believing "I made it on my own"?
Now that we have so many artificial things to occupy our time, we get tired, or lost in arguments rather than action. We miss opportunities to do better. We forget to give Gen Y hope. Social change starts with an image of a better day. We could focus on shared interests the larger majority have in equal rights/opportunity. We could emphasize community, giving, and cooperation, and demand this is what we want. Replace 'should' with 'could,' 'don't with do' kind of thing.
Hope is vital, reminding people they had help, they had advantages, that these advantages have to be kept & strengthened, they may need them again, we all benefit from them, that nobody made it on their own.
The digital distraction vs community action is a good point.
On average globally humans spend
/day on corporate social media.
Two & half hours, per day, unpaid 'leisure-work', mostly for Zuckerberg.
Imagine if that was community time.
Yes. Imagine more community time 💭❤️
Plus, I'd like to add a thank you to all the quiet helpers that gave, or listened, more than they took, or spoke.
They are a rare breed to appreciate, also. I don't think I would have learned to voice my pain or fears if it wasn't for them.
That, especially, matters, imho
This feels like one of the quintessential American tropes -- independence and self-reliance. If you need other people, it might be seen as a character flaw by some, and therefore less attractive in a leader.
I'm not sure what it's about in other countries (American cultural colonialism? the patriarchy at work?).
But definitely, we are overlooking the importance of community and shared resources in so many areas. None of us are so remarkable as to do it all in a vacuum.
I found it incredibly hard to fit a fraction of thoughts into the 500word limit of original post, but there is something positive there, maybe to reach people, even quite different people, rather than preach people.
@Furthering just thinking about this a little further, it should maybe go something like this:
No matter how hard you think you pulled on your bootstraps, millions of anonymous people helped you along the way.
We helped to pay for the roads you travelled to work on.
We helped to pay for your antibiotics when you felt too ill to work.
We subsidised the rail journey to get your corporate get together.
We looked after your children while you worked.
We are all in this together.
Puncture those tropes of self-reliance.
You had help. Whoever raised you had help. People & partners in your life helped. Your stable functional society was a massive help, even if your immediate zone had some instabilities.
Selfishness whether tax-dodging or right wing politics is based on myths that people made it without help.
Puncture those myths. Get people to discard them.
@SteveJonesnono1 @Furthering People cling to their myths because they organize the landscape of the mind with concrete stories. Some people really cannot construct a moral framework without them, even if the moral framework they construct is harmful.
So we need to replace the harmful myths that are killing us with more survivable myths. But we haven't been very good at that.
Yes, almost none of us humans have skillsets to survive alone. Despite our obsession with Wild shows & Survival & Post-Apoc shows, most of us wouldn't make it through winters etc let alone through generations
Humans mythologizing selfreliance not co-operation & common good is madness
Our Oligarchs are mad. They are the parasite that destroys their host dooming themselves. Our societies supporting their incredible luxury will be destroyed by their greed to have unneeded more
Defying Doomsday by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench is one of my favorite collections of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction. It is all stories of disabled protagonists, and offers many POV that ableds never consider. It’s not necessarily the stories we need - it’s direct defiance of the ableist tropes. But I would love to read books that are clear on how we as a species have survived to this point - by taking care of each other.
Max Brooks World War Z was notable for that - the narrator advocated clearly for survivors collecting others, as the more people you have, the more diverse skill sets, interests and abilities - that those who build community survive, and those who don’t… go the way of LAMOE - last man on earth, mostly suicides, or dead by accident that would have been survivable had others been there to help.